After several days of being busy with work, kids, and life I’m back into full swing with the Instant Lucid Dreams course. I realize that my on again, off again approach may make having consistent lucid dreams take longer, but I’m committed to the over all journey and know when the timing is right and when it is not.
Despite my lack of focus over the last few days, I’ve been diligent about doing reality checks every 30 minutes and last night did another Wake Back to Bed routine. I’ve change the sound that plays on the Reality Check lucid dreaming app to a pleasant, somewhat spacey non-verbal reminder, as the recording of me asking myself if I was dreaming was playing to frequently at work during phone calls.
I have five days off of work this week, and will have a lot more time to focus on the Instant Lucid Dreams course and the daily steps.
Day 6 of the Instant Lucid Dreams course is a summary of the whole “Instant Lucid Dreams method”, and lays out the various practices out in a daily routine to make it easy to follow. There is actually a check sheet of what to do every day that I am going to print out, and find a way to check off every routine each day. I may need to make a spreadsheet for myself (if I do, I’ll post it here).
I had another somewhat lucid dream last night. I was lucid enough to move from a state where I was running away from an female antagonist, to basically stopping myself and facing her. I was pleased upon awakening that I was able to do this, but at the same time, a little disturbed, as it was the second dream of the week where I faced somewhat antagonistic characters who did disturbing things to me. I don’t typically have nightmares or disturbing dreams, and my gut instinct is that this has some kind of relationship to my increasing momentum of my lucid dreaming practice, and more specifically my increased consciousness during my dreams. Both the the characters I encountered seemed to be rather intelligent and seemed to get a kick out of testing me and violating my boundaries, although in both dreams I stood up for myself. If anything, whatever these characters are, or are represent will serve as a great dream sign, and a potential catalyst for self understanding!
Sweet (I hope?) dreams,